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Wednesday, July 10, 2024

The State of the Titanic Wreckage

I considered making this a status update on my Facebook page but I decided that I had more to say so a long format blog post would be better.

Today I was taking my daily stroll through Wikipedia. I read one random article a day so that I can expose myself to things that I would never think of looking up. 

Today's article was about the Wreckage of the Titanic. Everyone should know that it sank in April 1912 on its way to New York from London on her maiden voyage with the loss of over 1500 people.

The wreckage was found in 1985. So the location has been known for my entire life. I am 99.9% sure I will never visit the wreckage but it is nice to know that I have the option.

In the article, it said that scientists believe that by 2037 the wreckage will be completely gone. Eaten by time and bacteria. Provided that I have the opportunity to live until 2037 (hopefully!) 

It is strange to think that in my lifetime, they went from discovering the wreckage to it being completely gone. I wonder how many other things have come and gone within my lifetime?

My great grandfather (dad's grandpa) was born in 1903 and he died in 1992. That means he was born before the Titanic sank and died after they had found it.

By the time Eliana is 18 years old the wreckage will be totally gone. She won't be able to visit it even if she wanted to.

As far as I know I didn't have any relatives aboard the Titanic but for those who did, I wonder how they feel about it. 

That's all for now. Thanks for reading, Tyler 

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